What’s your top three US sitcoms of all time

Which are your top three favourite US sitcoms of the last 70 years?

Could choosing be more difficult? as Chandler Bing might say.

Your favourite US comedy series could largely depend on your age, which channels you have access to or what time you emerge from the duvet in the morning to watch C4 output between 6am and 10.

Boomers might  have fond memories of I Love Lucy starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz from the 1950s: moving on to Jed Clampett and the oil rich Beverly Hillbillies before having a drink at Cheers with their Friends whilst being psychoanalysed by Frasier or maybe having a science lesson with The Big Bang Theory.

Only science graduates had heard of Schrodinger’s Cat before Sheldon told both Leonard and Penny to think about it before they dated for the first time. Since then it’s cropped up on several quiz programmes. So you can laugh and learn at the same time. Who knew?

From  the 50s to the present day there have been some great US sitcoms and some real raspberries. But that’s all a matter of opinion. Which is why whenever polls are held by magazines or TV channels, the usual suspects appear time and time again but the top ten, and in particular the top three, in two of the polls are literally polls apart, astonishingly. Business Insider poll puts Seinfeld at No1 whereas IMDB puts Seinfeld at 10. So you pays your money and you takes your choice. Frankly I’m astounded by some of the omissions I’m sure there are lots more that you could add to the list.

Business Insider

  1. Seinfeld
  2. MASH
  3. I Love Lucy
  4. All In The Family
  5. Andy Griffiths Show
  6. The Simpsons
  7. Friends
  8. Cheers
  9. The Cosby Show
  10. Frasier


  1. Rik and Morty

    2  Gravity Falls

    3   Friends

   4   Cobra Kai

   5   The Marvellous Mrs Maisel

   6   Always Sunny in Philadelphia

   7   The Office

   8   Arrested Development

   9   Freaks & Geeks

  10  Seinfeld

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